Diagnosis Code 209.29
Information for Medical Professionals
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- C7A.098 - Malignant carcinoid tumors of other sites
- Overlapping malignant neoplasm of ill-defined site
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 209.29 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Tumor (M8000/1) - SEE ALSO See Also
A “see also” instruction following a main term in the index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the “see also” note when the original main term provides the necessary code. Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
- carcinoid (M8240/1) 209.60
Information for Patients
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.
In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.
Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.
- Carcinoid syndrome
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